“The Top 5 Website UX Trends of 2012″

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, enthusiasts of 2013. Check out our reflections regarding the top 5 UX website trends of 2012 in our article in UX Magazine!

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You can tell that PeachPit thinks it’s !!very alarming!! that I unsubscribed from their mailing list!

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Just because.  (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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Happy Holidays

Happy holidays from the Catalyte *gingerbread team!  *Thanks, Meredith!

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The Coolest End of the World Ever

Guys, the world’s ending soon. Catalyst felt that before existence is obliterated, we should take the time to reflect on predicted apocalypses of the new Millennium, and point out that the fast-approaching predicted apocalypse (Fri., Dec. 21 via the Mayans) is the coolest, by far.  If you’re asking yourself what makes an apocalypse cool, don’t […]

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Droppin’ Wisdom on the Youth

Earlier this week I was honored to be invited by Abby Covert, along with Miles Begin, Carl Collins, and Bob Maynard, to participate in the end-of-semester critique for a class Abby taught about Information Architecture to undergraduates at Parsons. We heard two half-hour presentations from two small design teams. Within the presentations, the students walked […]

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We Call Them “Zombie” Sites

“Zombie” sites are “vintage” sites, minus the hip connotation. They are websites that should have died long ago—now, they lurk in the shadows of the Internet we know and love.  Some zombie sites that Catalyst discovered recently include:  The Dole/Kemp “Online Campaign” Conversely, Clinton/Gore 96 And, in conclusion, Space Jam

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Account Registration Blues

I was looking at some sample sites this morning, and while signing up for an account, came across the following interaction: I shared the response with the Catalyst team over email: “Arrrrghh.” What followed was an interesting conversation: Nick G.: Finally, someone got wise … Meredith: TOO wise, if you ask me. Really, if I’m willing to accept […]

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UX Haikus

It’s the holidays, which means it’s the time of year when those in the field of UX have to explain to relatives what they do for a living (again). Thus, Catalytes have compiled some explanatory haikus for your personal use: If you add “user”To the word “experience”Everyone debates When a site frustratesWhen an app delightsI […]

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7 Lessons from Guitar Craftsman Mas Hino

We were lucky to have Mas Hino, a master guitar craftsman in New York City, talk to us at one of our weekly design team meetings. Here are 7 lessons we learned from Mas: Find Inspiration Everywhere “I get inspiration from people, buildings, cars, plants…. The curves on the human body are [of] the best […]

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